Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat
Student Research Competition

The annual CTBUH Student Research Competition assists talented students, working in groups under the guidance of a professor, to focus on a relevant research question, and create an engaging “output” as a response. Research proposals directly relate to the conference topic of a given year. It is up to the student group to interpret that theme, and outline how their research will address it, including how the funds will be used to support the intended outcome. The ultimate objective of this award is to give the chance to students of any discipline to immerse, for the first time, in detailed, academic research, under the guidance of a professor, in a topic that the students are particularly interested and invested in.

2018 Student Research Competition
Curtain Wall Façade for Water Collection on Tall Buildings

The winning entry for the CTBUH 2018 Student Research Competition, kindly sponsored by UL was submitted by Joseph Pinto, an undergraduate student at Illinois Institute of Technology, with Akram Maradni and John Paul, working under Patrick Loughran, Principal, Goettsch Partners.
Past Student Research Competitions:

2017 Student Research Competition Winner
An Innovative Tall Building Façade to Achieve High Ventilation, Fire Safety, and Structural Performance

The winning entry for the CTBUH 2017 Student Research Competition, kindly sponsored by Underwriters Laboratories is entitled “An Innovative Tall Building Façade to Achieve High Ventilation, Fire Safety, and Structural Performance.


2016 Student Research Competition Winner
The Rebirth of the Skyscraper: Technical Advances, 1930–1975

The winning entry for the inaugural CTBUH Student Research Competition, kindly sponsored by Underwriters Laboratories is entitled “The Rebirth of the Skyscraper: Technical Advances, 1930–1975.”